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Nancy: maybe these will help
Hi Nancy. Well, there are "faux" lanterns and those that stand up to the outdoor elements. If you want to have one that's for use outside, having an idea of wood or metal is a good idea. For indoor, you can even use picture frames. Decide what you want and let us know. Good luck!
Here is an easy basic tutorial for lanterns, you can then add your touch to make them unique or build them exactly as is! Hope this helps!